· February, 2013

Stories about Arts & Culture from February, 2013

When Bob Marley Went to Africa

  6 February 2013

The film opens on the Ghanaian coast at the remnants of a slave post, the camera then pans over the Atlantic, finally settling on the green hills of rural Jamaica (Marley’s birthplace Nine Mile) from where it picks up Bob Marley’s story, thus cementing a link between the continent and...

Open Access and the Complexity of Digital Rights

  6 February 2013

How do ways of thinking change through time and space? Today, this problem concerning the way the human intellect works is compounded by a new method of transmission - digital. Open Access are calling for free availabilty of digitised publications from publicly-funded scientific research.

Historic ‘Tanka’ Poem Rises from Japan's Nuclear Ashes

  5 February 2013

Drawing from contemporary issues, a Japanese blogger writes an adaptation of a famous piece of tanka - a genre of Japanese poetry - originally published in 1957 by an avant-garde Japanese artist, Shuji Terayama. What will you hear in this piece which has been re-created more than half a century after its original?

Chobi Mela VII: Photographs Connecting People of The World

  4 February 2013

The 7th Chobi Mela (Photo Fair), a biennial festival of photography, is taking place in Bangladesh capital Dhaka. This international event is perhaps the world’s most demographically inclusive photo festival which creates a visual dialog connecting people of the world.

Elmo, Domo and Pikachu Bring Smiles to Japan

  4 February 2013

“Project: Holding hands” (Teo Tsunago Daisakusen) [ja, en] is an art project that uses iconic children's characters to bring smiles to the people of Japan, especially children following the 2011 earthquake.

Palestine: Fighting with the Poem

  4 February 2013

Amira Abd El-Khalek, an Egyptian blogger who studied English literature and anthropology in Egypt and UK, wrote on the Arabic Literature blog about an evening of Palestinian poets, Asma’a Azaizeh and Marwan Makhoul, which was hosted by Banipal magazine and the Mosaic Rooms in London. During discussions that followed the...

Cultural extravaganza in Latin America! Comic books and beyond

  1 February 2013

Follow us as we visit the arts and the projects that are bridging the gaps and establishing new channels of communication in Latin America. We talk about comics, artworks, collaboration, projects and collectives that are remixing what we know about ourselves in Latin America. Cultural extravaganza guaranteed!

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